It’s been nearly two years since the
embattled notion of universal healthcare was whittled down into
something that could make it onto President Obama’s desk for a
signature. And still, the public’s literacy about the law is lacking.
There are many delightful ways to pass
from this year and into the next — most of them involve you being
subdued by demon alcohol — but there are also an amazing array of
happenings at which local artistic masters will inspire you with their
creativity, passion and finesse.
The haze of the smoke has already crept to
the first floor. We’re walking bowlegged up the building’s stairs
because the center of the steps is the first part to be weakened by the
fire. I have a fire hose under my arm.
There were no surprises in the Cincinnati School Board
elections Tuesday night; Incumbents Eve Bolton and A. Chris Nelms held
their seats and newcomer Alex Kuhns also won a spot on the board. The
Hamilton County Democratic Party had stumped for the trio as a bloc and
their names were the most familiar to voters.
The post-election party celebrating the public's execution
of Senate Bill No. 5 was jubilant and electrifying. Throughout the
night at the Holy Grail Tavern downtown, cheers could be heard
celebrating the waves of election reports as they came in.
The Land is not one but five intense, haunted attractions.
It’s our region’s “scream park,” the haunted house version of
Disneyworld. New for this year is the Field of Screams, which is a
mildly scary maze for young kids. The park’s vibe and clientele are
overwhelmingly youthful — most of the patrons were teens — but the
frights will creep out the most jaded adult. It’s a good time,
The Springboro Haunted Hayride & Black Bog are some of
the truly hidden gems of the Cincinnati haunt community. The
attractions, which include a terrifically frightful dark ride and a
lengthy trail excursion, are some of the best old school haunts in the
region. And when we say hidden, we of course mean only to those inside
the I-275 beltway. Bull Run Farms’ skill at scaring the life out of its
guests is well known from West Chester to Dayton.
It's not just a free show for
kids, it's a really awesome free show for kids. If you've been to other
Blue Ash events, like the Taste of Blue Ash, you know they do a good
job at providing top-notch entertainment for all of us freeloaders. This
one's no different.
It’s really, really big. As in the biggest haunt you’ll visit this season or, likely, any other. There are eight indoor mazes, four outdoor mazes, two live
shows and a ton of twisted October ambiance to soak up. There’s
something particularly creepy about an amusement park at night. Generous
volumes of fog and a horde of costumed ghouls and freaks make a simple
stroll among the coasters scary for many folks.